On the 11th hour of the 11th day during the 11th month, the world celebrated that after 4 years of bitter war, an armistice was signed and the “war to end all wars” was finally over. This day was celebrated each year and became known as Armistice Day, a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who served during World War I.
In 1954, President Eisenhower signed a bill to change this holiday to “Veterans Day” in order to honor all of the men and women who have served the United States Armed Forces in all wars. This should not be confused with Memorial Day, a holiday in May, where we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Sometime this month, please take a moment to thank a veteran. Maybe buy them a cup of coffee or another small gesture to let them know they are appreciated. It is because of them that we live in this free and great nation.
To all of our veterans, THANK YOU for your service!